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Today's News

  • Gifts help Imagination Library, ministry

    Volunteer Energy Cooperative’s VECustomers Share program recently awarded $2,500 in grants to Roane County community service organizations Roane Imagination Library Inc. and Luminary United Methodist Church's School Backpack Committee.

    VECustomers Share, founded in October 2001, has donated more than $3.8 million to various community-service organizations. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization covering the cooperative’s 17-county service area.

  • Vintage Salon now open for business in Rockwood

    Roane County Chamber of Commerce member Vintage Salon at 700 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, recently had a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    Owners Wendy and Brenda Garrett offer hairstyling for women and men, manicures and pedicures.

    Participating in the festivities are Chamber representatives, front row from left, Christie Carr, Jenny Tippens, Brenda and Wendy Garrett of Vintage Salon, Kathy Parks; and back row, Lena Bennett, Shawn Human and Tenika Colyer.

    Call Vintage Salon at 354-9050 for details.

  • Dunn Center honors Parks with building name
  • RCHS tickets on sale Thursday

    Roane County High School football season tickets will be on sale from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 18 and 25 at the field house on Spring Street,

    Tickets are $40 each and reserves you a seat regardless of when you arrive.

  • Free Medical Clinic Summer Golf Challenge set for Saturday

    The 12th Annual Summer Golf Challenge for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak   Ridge will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Oak Ridge Country   Club.  

  • Rockwood stumbles in final scrimmage

    With less than a week to go before the start of the 2011 season, Rockwood head coach John Webb was hoping the Tigers final preseason scrimmage against Coalfield and Stone Memorial would show his squad was ready for a trip to Sequoyah Friday night. That didn't happen, however, as the Tigers still have work to do after failing to score and giving up three total touchdowns to the Panthers and Yellow Jackets.

  • City and County Meetings

    MONDAY, AUG. 15
    • Harriman Industrial Development Board will meet at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Commission’s safety committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the Roane County Office of Emergency Services at 220 N. Third St., Kingston.  
    • Harriman City Council will meet in regular workshop session at 6 p.m. in Harriman Municipal Office Complex.

  • Things you should know

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    TUESDAY, AUG. 16
    • Roane County Chamber of Commerce’s August speaker series luncheon will be at Michael Dunn Center, 629 Gallaher Road, Kingston. Mike McElhinney will discuss The Latest and Greatest at Michael Dunn Center. Cost is $12 per person. Reservations are required by Aug. 12 by calling 376-5572.

  • Things to Do

    Editor’s note: The deadline for including items in Calendar is at least one week before the event. Items appear as a public service as space is available. Unless otherwise noted, all events and activities are open to the public.
    MONDAY, AUG. 15
    • Babahatchie Community Band rehearsal begins at 8 p.m. in the Babahatchie Band Room at Harriman High School. Wind and percussion instrumentalists are encouraged to join. Call 882-3446 for details.

    SATURDAY, AUG. 20

  • Roane Area Reunions

    Editor’s note: The Roane County News publishes reunions each Monday. Reunion notices should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Thursday to appear in the following Monday paper.

    FAMILY
    • The Hood-Utley reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Harriman Riverfront Park. All relatives and friends are welcome to attend and bring a covered dish.